"Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained" Melody Johnson

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After An Almost Fatal Car Accident – What Comes Next?


 

I try really hard to not be a victim, not be a whiner, not be a person who cries on my blog about the pain and suffering I endure daily from surviving an almost fatal car accident while riding as passenger.  I try really hard to keep my blog positive and stay focused to my purpose of creating the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC business. I have no doubt GOD has me here for a reason. Perhaps my story will inspire you to never give up, let Jesus Christ hold you up when you are tired. Seems GOD created us to have free will. For some of us this is harder as we want to trust GOD but we begin recycling the problem, pain, money, suffering and then in exhaustion we cry out to GOD for help. I have learned to ask GOD for everything even a parking spot. 

My purpose; Helping the donkeys, mules and horses have a better life showing people resistance free training (without pain) is not only possible it is the best way to train equine this is indeed my purpose. 

Guess what I have learned while on this journey of teaching the owner or caretaker to train the donkey, mule or horse? 

It’s all about you! The donkey has sized you up in a matter of seconds.

  1. Abuser or bully
  2. Treat Dispenser
  3. Fair Leader Who Can Be Trusted

Remember the journey of life is short. We must not take a single day for granted at any moment everything can change. Change is what makes us grow. Change is terrifying without faith. Faith is something we feel we do not see. God asks us to trust him first. Next we must make a move. Show our faith. Most of the time after we do this we must wait. I think the waiting is a testing time. God is looking to see if we are real and will we trust him. I can tell you if you do not stop trusting GOD and live your life with gratitude, forgiveness to those who have harmed you and mostly yourself. Your life will explode with possibilities even you could never dream of. God is amazing! We humans are simply here to leave our finger print mark, a place for others to see we were here on the planet. Each of us has gifts and talents unique to what GOD has gifted us to do. The key is learning to trust what we love to do and then go do it.  Sometimes volunteering before expecting to work and earn money in a new profession is needed.

Shine your light bright for the entire world to see and never forget the moment you step out in life the critics will appear. Why? Some people simply are not going to like some people. It’s called life. Do not let this stop you from your dreams. These people have their own paths to take. Reminder it’s not about trying to please people. It’s about pleasing GOD. Say I am sorry and mean it when we make a mistake with another living human or animal and try not to repeat the behavior. We must try to work on ourselves it is the only thing we can truly change ourselves.  Forgive quickly. Live in the moment just like the animals.

All work with no relaxation or play is exhausting. Living in our busy world takes balance, planning and time management skills. We must take the time we need to recharge our batteries. Prayer is like talking to your very best friend it’s easy. Lord I know you are there in heaven. I need your protection, guidance and favor without you I am nothing. Sounds simple but many of us forget we must talk to GOD each day, never skip a day.

Our attitude is probably one of the most important things we can change; also one of the most difficult to change when enduring pain and suffering.  If we can learn to control our attitude we can create a massive chain reaction moving us into the life we want to create, share, enjoy and pass down as our legacy after we leave these human bodies.  I cry out for GOD to help me change my attitude as I don’t believe I am strong enough to tackle my attitude without Jesus Christ helping me.  Each of us has one life to live and it is our responsibility as adults to figure out our special gifts and talents and enjoy what we are given no matter how unfair it all seems.

I worked really hard to wait. GOD helped me wait and I could see the equine in the video camera surveillance as we have these in the stalls and pastures.

I could not put any weight on my pelvis for 90 days. The first thing I did after the car accident with the help of the walker was go see my horse and donkeys. Never give up!

Sadly I suffer from chronic pain daily, hourly since the almost fatal car accident in the spring of 2010. I just don’t understand why any person should have to have this kind of pain and suffering day in and day out.  Praying GOD releases me from pain and heals my body to 100% restoration, for now I must keep my head up and live life grateful most days I am pretty good. I am indeed a reminder to never invoke pain and suffering on any human or animal is truly awareness that I am trying to teach with GOD’s help I have indeed touched you in some way.  You will then make an attitude change and stop abuse of humans and animals as each of us is exactly in the right place to help others enjoy life.  Please do not let anyone abuse a human or animal. You can stop abuse!  God has planted you in the exact time and place to help another living animal or person. REMEMBER this could be you and you need a person to pay it forward. We get from life what we put into it, darkness or light. What do you chose? 

Yesterday was a hard day had another back spasm so bad again and I really don’t know why.  The metal in my pelvis messes everything up when I walk, bend, sit and stand and yet without the metal in my pelvis I would surely not be able to walk so it is a double edge sword one I work on mentally every single hour I am awake.

Writing is very therapeutic as it helps me help you.  Sadly, many of us live in isolation in this great big world, we think we are the only person suffering. Most people suffer it is the world we live in. Trying to live in the moment and help others is always a way to help us heal.

I share these very personal feelings in hopes my pain and suffering helps another human or animal not suffer so much.  GOD uses everything negative to help others and I pray my transparency helps you and gives you the courage to enjoy your life and push past the fears that are holding you back to enjoy this precious life.

Each of us has the same amount of time in each day and yet some people complete so very much more than others.  These are the interesting and perplexing thoughts that come into my mind all the time.  If you have survived trauma GOD has a reason to keep you here on earth.  GOD uses each of us to be a light in the dark for others. Never forget that GOD is good and he wants all his children to surrender to him with a simple prayer.

Please never ever abuse your donkey, horse or mule.  Please never abuse any human or animal and if you see abuse open your mouth and help the victim animal or human. You are a human angel. No other person can do what you can do as GOD has planted you in the perfect location. The key is to look for opportunities to be a blessing to others even when we are exhausted.

Please understand pain is not the answer to training horses, mules and donkeys.  Take the time it takes to train your equine after all you are the smart human they are just domesticated animals forced to live in the environment you created for them. Pain and suffering makes certain personalities of humans and animals fight back harder and one day the result can be deadly. Working with equine is a dangerous sport. Please be sure you have a great coach or trainer to teach you how to be a fair leader without abuse. Your family, work, and relationships all around you will flourish when you learn how to control your emotions. Animals are always looking for a leader not an abuser. People cannot learn anything from a bully. Please learn natural resistance free training techniques.

Here I am standing  in the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC office. Dreams do come true! Never give up!!!!

Be grateful for your life and what GOD has given you!  Do not treat your animals like prisoners in lieu of a partner.  If your horse, donkey or mule won’t come to you when you step into their world perhaps it’s time for you to figure out why? Sounds like a relationship problem and guess what outstanding relationships take time, prayer and patience.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Melody

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Why Horses, Help PTSD, Depression, Anxiety


Howdy,

Did you know donkeys, horses and mules can help us humans move into the present and not live in the past? Check out the The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning  for more details. 

Did you know horses are helping our solders with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Check out this video Dare To Live 

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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When Life Throws Storms Our Way


Howdy,

When life throws storms our way it feels like we are all alone in this great big world, it feels overwhelming, as children of Jesus Christ we are never alone.  Here is another YouTube serenity prayer turn up your volume and trust GOD to restore everything stolen above and beyond your wildest dreams.  Nothing is too big for GOD in Jesus Christ precious name.

GOD explains over and over in the bible that first we must believe have faith that GOD can fix our problems.  From the very beginning of the catastrophic motor vehicle accident a “semi truck smashing into my body as I was riding as a passenger” I reminded GOD that I am his child and if he can heal others why not me? 

GOD in Jesus Christ precious name created each one of us.  I do not think he is offended by our personalities as he knows what we will do long before we do it. Freedom comes from surrender and trusting GOD to direct us the way he wants us to go. 

Freedom, faith, favor, angels, healing, miracles these come from GOD when we pray outloud to GOD – the bible says “GOD listens when two or more of his children pray”, make sure you are connected to other believers to pray with you.  Please remember when trauma hits or any kind of anxiety to pray first, call the prayer line and pray with a prayer warrior over the phone. GOD is amazing! 

GOD continues to amaze me with his grace and power to heal my broken body, mind and emotions.  I am forever changed and will never be the person I was before the semi truck smashed int the side of my GOD mothers little truck.  I work very hard to stay grateful for all of our blessings, keep my  head looking up to GOD for better days are ahead and never forget that this time shall pass, one day it will be a story to talk about not the life I must live.

Living with chronic pain and suffering is really difficult as it changes the happy person we were before the pain.  Get the support you need to smile again and stop the pain in its tracks. Here is the free prayer line amazing prayer warriors work here, I know as I have called many times when suffering with insaine amounts of pain.

Here is a few inspirational quotes by Rick Warren, enjoy!

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

Got Snow?


Howdy,

Here are a few photos of our farm after GOD blanketed everything with the bright beautiful snow.  Beautiful from the warmth of my snuggly living room with the fire going and a warm cup of hot coco in hand. 

I have learned to be very cautious in the cold and damp as my body is very sensitive to the cold and damp creating pain and suffering.

I find my self frustrated as before the metal was installed in my pelvis I loved the snow, loved to play in it, snow ski, snow shoe and just slide down the hill with the kids not any more my body acts like I am 100 years old in the cold and damp.  I simply can not stay out in it very long no matter how many layers of clothes I put on as the nerves are all connected in the body.  For those of you reading my blog living in weather below zero I hope you don’t have hardware in your body. 

We blanketed Lily and Rocket Man this winter during our snow storm so happy it is over.  Blankets must be checked for dampness I know they say waterproof but I have yet to find anything that can withstand the rain we get in Washington.  Our living room had blankets drying all week by the stove and the smell of air fresheners ahh winter.  Blanketing is a controversal subject in the equine world as some people think never and some think always.  I happen to think it takes common sense each equine is unique and if the rain/cold is making them shiver you must blanket and change the blanket daily in the wet and cold.  Most importantly make sure the equine has clean hay and fresh water.

We are very grateful to GOD for the favor we received as we moved through the snow and ice storm. We are praying for an early spring and a nice warm summer.

Today is a beautiful day in the mid 50’s the farm is glistening with the sun touching the trees with thick moss, Washington State is truly a beautiful place to live.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Pressing Forward When Life Is Difficult


Howdy,

I always pray, I don’t faint, quit or give up.  LUKE 18:1

When life is difficult and trauma hits we each have a decision to make dig in and stay positive or get angry and go negative leading to depression and poor choices.  I visualize this as a four-way stop sign, which way do we go?  Will I stay in the word of GOD and have a victor attitude and NOT a victim attitude. 

Perhaps you don’t know GOD, how do I move towards the light and blessings of Jesus Christ?   Will I do my best to learn from this event and help others or will I curl up in a corner and die?  Perhaps the body is not dead buried in the ground but the mind is dead as negative energy has the power to destroy the humans potential and they no longer look forward to the new day.  If you are suffering from trauma please believe me when I say the game of life is not over until we stop breathing and we leave this human body. 

Do you know the meaning of trauma? 

Do you know the five stages of grief? 

Do you know what to do after trauma hits?

Stages of Grief

Never give up, never stop believing that today may be your miracle; the love of your life may come walking in today, new creative ideas for a job or event that GOD wants you to pursue.  Pain may leave today, healing, restoration, peace and change may be coming today as every day is a new day. 

The bible states GOD gives us the strength for today we are not to think of what is needed for tomorrow as GOD has given us the strength and wisdom of today.  I think this is very difficult for personalities like mine a big learning curve as I enjoy having a plan, enjoy dreaming about tomorrow but GOD wants us to enjoy each moment one day at a time.

As soon as my mind starts to become negative I reach for my IPOD with the bible in it or my bible.  Every thought placed in our minds that is not positive is not from GOD, every thought placed in our minds that is positive is light and GOD Rebuke all negative thinking stay in the word of GOD and hold GODs right hand tight like a child holds his/her parents hand as this is our father in heaven.

Tips to kicking the worry habit

1.  Trust GOD in Jesus Christ precious name

2.  Delight – Enjoy the gifts GOD has given you each of us have so many

3.  Give GOD everything (let go it’s like bungee cord jumping scary but exhilarating)

4.  Be still (pray for everything never react before praying)

A card I received during one of my darkest times of pain and suffering:

With GOD every day is a day to hope for the very best – to believe our prayers are being heard, to have faith good news is on its way and to know that anything can happen between yesterday and tomorrow.

If you are having a hard time in life give GOD in Jesus Christ precious name a try.  Reach out to GOD he is waiting for you to pray and the best part is he is available 24×7 day a week.  Dont know where to begin? Pray to GOD in Jesus Christ precious name. 

Dear GOD in Jesus Christ precious name Come into my heart I make you my LORD and Savior, I repent of my Sins, please help me to live the best life I can and honor you.  Remember – Nothing is too difficult for GOD and we were not created to settle in life.

I pray my transparency has helped you or a loved one navigate this thing called life. GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Learning To Dance In The Storm


Howdy,

Life After An Almost Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident is challenging to say the least as chronic pain changes the person we once were, making it difficult to navigate life but not impossible.  Just for a moment think about a movie or book where people have overcome extreme trauma and obstacles?  Please never forget the shoes these people walked in, a road  very few people would choose as “no amount of fame or money can replace the life before trauma.”

Live your life with a grateful attitude and thank GOD for your health, family (two and four-legged) and never forget to thank GOD for those precious special friends (people) GOD has planted in your life. I believe true friends are angels sent by GOD to help us navigate this fallen world we live in I am especially grateful for my husband and best friend Scott.  I’m learning to dance in the storm  (in my mind) Stop Gritting My Teeth And Waiting For The Storm To Pass, Enjoy Every Moment Now as Life Is Precious and Fragile. 

Even for the most determined personality healing from life threatening injuries is never a straight line, set backs are painful, tearful and difficult feels like being knocked down over and over again. Attending physical therapy I see people come in after knee surgery or something else they work hard and graduate from physical therapy.  After almost two years I am still trying to restore my body, such a long, long time and yet I am learning to dance in the storm using my mind. GOD in Jesus Christ precious name is amazing!

I have learned the mind is the battlefield and I must never give up, never stop believing that any moment, hour or day GOD can change everything, remove this pain and suffering, give me peace, health and joy once again. Changing our thought process enables us to heal after trauma. If we can change our thought process, we pay attention to what we are thinking, reading, watching on t.v. and the internet we can not only manage trauma we can dance in our minds.  Never forget  “one step back followed by Three Steps Forward”,  means we are making progress.  Never give up, never stop trying to change and grow no matter what the circumstance. Stay grateful, humble and trust GOD for everything.

I will never give up, curl in a ball and wait for something good to happen. I believe a body in motion stays in motion, a mind in motion stays in motion and we get out of life exactly what we put into it, most importantly I trust GOD in Jesus Christ name to restore everything stolen and give us double for our troubles.

The LORD has declared that he will restore me to health and heal my wounds.  JEREMIAH 17:14 read from The Secret Power Of Speaking GODs word by Joyce Meyer.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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A Few Of My Favorite Memories


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Howdy,

I continue to move forward working hard to build my core muscles again and keep my upper body strong I try to avoid back spasms.  GOD is great and I am forever a changed person. I am most grateful for my husband Scott of almost nineteen years as he has endured the most difficult of all jobs helping me survive after a semi truck accident.  I can honestly say I was not a perfect patient especially when sleep deprived and suffering with massive amounts of pain. 

Hay is up and ready for winter, we are being told Washington will be having another hard cold and snowy winter, we are praying for a mild winter.  The long screws; surgically installed hip bone to hip bone (two in the top Ilium) and one down my right leg cause me great pain and suffering in the cold and have left me with some nerve damage.  If you have any tips on how to live with metal in your body in the cold please leave a comment to help me.  Thank you!

I am grateful for all of my friends that have stayed close to me and my precious family.  My husband Scott is my best friend and he has endured some serious hard times helping me learn how to walk again and survive on very little sleep due to insane pain.  I am forever grateful for his commitment and time to help me heal from the almost life threatening motor vehicle accident. My massage therapist is a human angel and I am forever grateful to her as she helps me be able to keep walking and moving forward.  If you know someone suffering from serious physical trauma be sure to help them with massage therapy as keeping the tissue moving and blood circulating is one of the keys to healing.

I look forward to the day my spinal cord, back and core muscles are strong enough for me to swing my leg up over my horse and mammoth donkey again.  I will never give up, never quit believing and never stop dreaming as that is what we were created to do.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

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God Created A Miracle For Me


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GOD, Jesus Christ and his angels spared my life in what can only be called a miracle.

April 13, 2010 I survived a life threatening motor vehicle accident when a large farm truck I call it a (semi-truck hit) full of cow manure slammed into the passenger door of the vehicle I was sitting in. Sadly, the driver of the small truck I was in ran a stop sign, leaving me with a life long disability. GOD is amazing as I started my own world-wide coaching, consulting and training business on Jan 1st, 2014. http://www.donkeywhispererfarm.com

I was flown by emergency helicopter to Harborview Critical Care Hospital in Seattle, WA with life threatening injuries; I remember praying and asking GOD to let me live, I was scared I would die.  My injuries can only be called a miracle from God to be alive, God is great, God creates miracles and I am living proof of his great work.

Injuries:

Three surgeries and blood transfusions in two days as I was dying

Eight broken ribs right and left side some in three places

Four chest tubes inserted in-between the broken ribs

Collapsed lung – Difficult to breathe

Grade V  kidney Tear – Stint Installed and removed

  • Grade 5: Shattered or devascularized kidney, ureteropelvic avulsions, complete laceration or thrombus of the main renal artery or vein

Broken collar-bone 

Three large pelvis screws

 Pelvic bone shattered three large screws surgically installed as the surgeon told my husband he could bend my pelvis up together like a banana.

A photo of my pelvis screws

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Things I am grateful for:

I am most grateful to God for his love, strength, mercy and miracle to save my life and provide me with the opportunity to recover, the strength to endure this pain.  I am very grateful to my husband Scott! The team of doctors and nurses that worked on me as they saved my life.  Several surgeons told me I am a miracle and blessed to be alive. One doctor asked me if I believed in God and I quickly told him about deep faith in Jesus Christ. I was in intensive care for at least 7 days and the hospital for 12 days.  Finally I could go home but once I got home my life was no longer the same as I had no ability to do anything without help and twenty-four hour care in our home not set-up for a person in a wheel chair.

I am grateful to all of the people in my life that helped with our farm, my husband and a close girl friend and her close friend stayed with me day and night in the hospital taking shifts to never leave me alone in the hospital.  Food was brought into our home, prayers, cards, calls, text messages, flowers, balloons and so many visits and prayers.  In the middle of trauma God created a unique support system for us one only GOD could create.

I was unable to put any weight on my right leg or walk confined to the wheelchair for almost three months I slept in a lazy boy chair with pillows propping me up for at least four months and then the hard work began, physical therapy moving from the wheel chair to the walker, from the walker to the cane and then finally I could walk on my own.  I am grateful for my relationship with Jesus Christ as I do not believe I could have physically taken the pain without Jesus holding my right hand. I attended physical therapy three days a week for three years!

It is my hope that sharing this event will help you believe in Jesus Christ our savior for all things.  I have a gorgeous sign in my home a gift given to me by my close friend “Expect Miracles.”   I believe that nothing is too big for our God nothing…. This is my testimony for Jesus Christ and his mercy and grace.

Lily & Melody June 2010

Melody Kissing Rio

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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